Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

ALABAMA – The annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held from February 22 – 24. The following is a list of items covered under the holiday:

• Several types of batteries, including AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, and 9-volt;
• Cell phone batteries and chargers;
• Portable self-powered or battery-powered radios, two-way radios, weather-band radios or NOAA weather radios;
• Portable self-powered light sources, including battery-powered flashlights, lanterns or emergency glow sticks;
• Tarpaulin, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible, waterproof sheeting;
• Ground anchor systems (ex. bungee cords or ropes), or tie-down kits;
• Duct tape;
• Plywood, window film or other materials specifically designed to protect window coverings;
• Nonelectric food storage coolers or water storage containers;
• Nonelectric can openers;
• Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs, reusable ice;
• Self-contained first aid kits;
• Fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors;
• Gas or diesel fuel tanks or containers; and
• Portable generators and power cords.

Items must cost $60 or less, except for generators and power cords which can be $1,000 or less.

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